Ophthalmologists may be the first people to detect if a person is infected by the novel coronavirus. Reports have surfaced that the virus can cause pink eye or conjunctivitis, and that this may be a telltale sign of infection in people who otherwise show no coronavirus-related symptoms. Continue reading
- Research suggests that were people to more frequently wash their hands during travel, the risk of pandemic infection could be reduced by 24% to 69%
- Increasing the hand-washing rate at just 10 key airports with the highest infection spread rate could reduce the risk of a pandemic by as much as 37%
- Frequently washing your hands during influenza season and other pandemic outbreaks is a crucial safety measure. Habituated face-touching is a vector for self-inoculation and transmission of infectious diseases, and most people touch their face an average of 23 times per hour
- It’s important to wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, using soap and water. Only when soap and water are unavailable is alcohol-based hand sanitizer recommended, as soap eliminates viruses more effectively
- Soap very effectively destroys most viruses, including COVID-19. Soap dissolves the fatty membrane that holds the virus together. As the virus falls apart, it is rendered harmless and can easily be washed off under running water
Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect people in several countries around the globe, and governments and institutions are scrambling to delay and contain its spread. But they seem to be forgetting one thing: The possibility that there are natural remedies that can support immunity and help prevent coronavirus, such as garlic or vitamin C. Continue reading
- ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may lead to worse illness
- Patients should not stop taking their medication unless their doctor says so
- The pills increase amounts of an enzyme the coronavirus uses to infect the body
- Experts said patients with high blood pressure or diabetes should be monitored
- Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?
With the coronavirus threatening to become a pandemic, health systems and telehealth vendors see this as an opportunity to bring connected health to the forefront – and reshape the future of healthcare.
Silybum marianum is an herb that’s best known for its ability to treat liver and biliary disorders. Healers have used it for this purpose for more than 2000 years. Continue reading
If you ate too many sugary treats during the holidays, sugar cravings may still be dancing in your head. Those cravings often mean your blood sugar is out of balance, putting you at risk for weight gain and diabetes. Luckily, you can shrink your sweet obsession and trim your waistline with some easy, natural solutions that tame blood sugar. Continue reading
Any health breakthrough in the field of the often-fatal colon cancer is one worth publishing and discussing. Here is one about how what’s floating around in your bloodstream affects your cancer risk. Sugar, that is. Continue reading